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Lap swim: zoo

Well, one of the problems with the university pool is that lap swim can be a zoo; evidently some don’t know what “lap swim” means. There were some guys who ran into me because they were playing in the water; life guard did nothing.

The swim (after weights: 1000 free, 5 x (100 swim with fins, 100 swim w/o fins), 4 x 25 fly, 2 x 25 back, 2 x 25 side.
weights: pull ups: 5 sets of 10 (weak); hip hikes and Achilles rest
bench: 10 x 135, 3 x 180, 5 x 170, 9 x 160
incline: 10 x 135
military: couldn’t get the 50’s. did 10 x 40 (dumbbell, standing) 8 x 45, 8 x 45
pull downs: 3 x (7 x 160 traditional, 7 x 100 low)
rows (Hammer) 3 sets of 10 x 200
McKenzie.
I also scattered some rotator cuff along the way.

August 25, 2014 Posted by | swimming, weight training | Leave a comment

What’s the difference here? (Dozer Park)

Workout notes:
Note: bodyweight was 177 after swimming.

weights: pull ups: 5 sets of 10 (hip hikes, Achilles)
bench: 10 x 135, 3 x 180, 5 x 170 (weak!) 9 x 160 (rotator cuff)
incline: 10 x 135 (rotator cuff)
military: couldn’t handle 50’s while sitting down: 2 sets of 10 x 40 (dumbbells, standing), 1 set of 7 x 45 standing.

bike: 3.1 miles (10:30)
swim: 1000 free
4 x (100 kick with fins, 150 free)
4 x (25 fly, 25 back).

Some international students decided to just “hit the pool” during lap swimming and had to be reminded that it was “lap swim”, not “open swim” to just do “whatever”. That is, in part, where xenophobia comes from; sometimes the newbies just don’t get the rules at first. And yes, Americans overseas are as guilty of that as anyone else.

So, the thing to do is to gently “educate with a smile”.

Comment: I saw a young woman running wearing shiny teal leggings. I wish that I was 35 years younger…well, not really. The problem is, to paraphrase the Main Ingredient, “there is no guarantee the one you love is going to love you…..everyone plays the fool”. I really think that romantic rejection stings the most.

And now: I have someone that I like. But if I didn’t, well, I think that I am far more willing to “love the one you’re with”, so to speak.

Really, there is always hope unless…well, there is a deal breaker:

(ok, I’ve even dated Republican women that I ended up liking…seriously! Not many though….)

Baseball

Two different evenings at Dozer Park, where the Chiefs play (A baseball team). Guess which night was “dollar hotdog night?” I also noticed that the median weight of the attendees was higher on the “cheap hotdog” night. :-)

Oh the game: the first one, the visiting pitcher threw a 3 hit shut out; the Chiefs could not figure him out (pitches mostly in the high 70’s-low 80’s). The Chiefs shelled the pitcher in the next game though the pitcher was faster.

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Of course, the stadium was much more crowded during the July games, before the public schools started.

August 21, 2014 Posted by | swimming, weight training | , , | Leave a comment

More energy than I thought…

I felt tired this morning; I felt the effects of yesterday’s 18 mile walk.

But things went fine for my workout:

Weights:
pull ups: 15, 10, 10, 10, 5 (hip hike/Achilles rest)
bench: 10 x 135, 3 x 180, 10 x 160 (rotator cuff)
incline: 10 x 135
military: barbell, 10 x 85, 3 x 85, 10 x 80, dumbbell: 10 x 40 (standing; rotator cuff)
rows/pull down: 3 sets of 10 each with the other machines.
McKenzie exercises plus some up/down dog. the back is a little achy.

Swim: 2200 yards
1000 free (easy)
10 x 100 (alt 25 fist/25 free) on the 2:05 (1:55-57 each)
4 x (25 fly, 25 free) with fins.

Ok, off to the office to get ready; classes start a week from Wednesday.

August 18, 2014 Posted by | swimming, weight training | Leave a comment

lay offs show up

One thing about age: even a 6 day lay off shows up.

Weights:
pull ups (harder): 5 sets of 10 with hip hikes and Achilles
bench press (weak), 10 x 135, 3 x 180, 1 x 180, 10 x 160 (rotator cuff)
incline: 10 x 135
military: 2 sets of 12 x 50 seated, 10 x 40 standing (dumbbell) rotator cuff
rows: 2 sets of 10 x 65 dumbbell, new machine 10 x 90
pull downs: 3 sets of 7 x 160 traditional, 7 x 100 low.

I did some down dog; hamstrings are sore (especially the right one); shins also.

bike: 18:40 for 5 miles.

swim: 500, 10 x 25 fist, 25 free on 1:05
100 kick (fins), 100 free, 100 kick (fins), 200 free, 100 kick (fins) 100 free, 100 kick (fins), 100 free
4 x 25 fly, 25 free.

I forgot my swim suit and had to use an old back up suit.

August 14, 2014 Posted by | bicycling, swimming, weight training | , | Leave a comment

I am a whale..but don’t swim like one.

Weight: 183 prior to working out; 180.0 afterward. Bleah.
Weights, bike, swim:

Weights:
5 x 10 pull ups (strong), Hip Hikes and Achilles rest
bench: 10 x 135, 4 x 180, 6 x 170 (rotator cuff rest)
incline: 10 x 135, 9 x 135 (rotator cuff rest)
military (dumbbells): 2 sets of 12 x 50 (seated, supported), 10 x 40 standing.
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 65 dumbbell (first in a while)
pull downs: 2 sets of 7 x 160 traditional, 7 x 100 low, 1 set of 10 x 130 other machine.

Bike: 18 minutes for 5 miles (for the knees)

Swim: 4 x 250 (30 seconds rest; slow)
5 x (100 drill with fins; 3 were front kick, 100 swim)
4 x 25 fly, 25 back.

Later: worked with my proofs for some article.

August 7, 2014 Posted by | bicycling, swimming, weight training | Leave a comment

We’ll see how this goes

I need to kick start my mind as I mull over another research problem. I’ll finish watching a video this afternoon and maybe start another.

Workout notes: kind of sore (legs) So I did weights, bike, swim.

Weights: pull ups (5 sets of 10); rotator cuff rest
bench press: 10 x 135, 4 x 180, 10 x 160 (hip hike rest)
incline: 4 x 150, 10 x 135 (rotator cuff rest)
superset: pull downs, rows, military press

pull downs: 3 sets of (7 x 160 traditional, 7 x 100 low)
military presses: 3 sets of 10 x 40 dumbbell, 7 x 90 machine
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 110 machine

Bike: 15:30 for 4 miles (slow start)

Swim: 2000 free (Bob does 12 laps to my 11) First time I’ve done a long set like this in a while.
4 x (25 fly, 25 back) with fins

Weight: 178 on the gym scale after the swim.

August 4, 2014 Posted by | bicycling, swimming, weight training | | Leave a comment

I’ve Goat to stop trolling so much (and my workout)

Today: lifting and swimming.

Bodyweight (after lifting, prior to swimming) 178 lbs. via the gym scale.

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This is me at last week’s not so good 5K (warm); no, I haven’t gained weight. Yes, it was warm and yes, that can be a problem. But I digress.

Today’s workout:

pull ups (5 sets of 10); hip hikes and Achilles rest.
bench press: 10 x 135, 4 x 180 (strong; kid who spotted me gave me a fist bump), 10 x 160. Rest: rotator cuff.
incline press: 10 x 135, 4 x 150. Rest: rotator cuff
Superset: military (3 sets of 10 x 40 dumbbell, standing), pull down (3 sets; 2 low (110), 1 traditional (150), different machine), rows: 3 sets of 10 (100).

The reason I bring up my body weight: the 4 x 180 on the bench was my best in a while; of course when I was younger I got 11 x body weight (230 in those days). But that was then; this is now. It isn’t 1985 any longer.

Swim: 500 in 9:45, 500 in 9:20, 5 x (50 front kick fins, 50 free), 6 x (25 fist, 25 free), 4 x 100 IM on the 2:30 (fastest: 2:07; that’s pretty bad).
Total: 2200.

Note: I kind of got busted; we have a MILF that sometimes works out in the pool; she wears a bikini which has a bottom which doesn’t quite…cover everything.

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She was walking toward her swim lane and therefore walking away from me as I entered the pool area. She looked over her shoulder and smiled at me; my grin was just about splitting my face in two. BUSTED.

Goats: when I was psyching myself up to do the 180 x 4, the first 3 were pretty easy. I decided to try for a 4’th and I told myself: “I GOAT this!” Really. I’ve got to stop. Well, maybe I *should* stop. :-)
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July 31, 2014 Posted by | big butts, bikinis, swimming, weight training | , , | Leave a comment

Outside in July, in a jacket and sweat pants!

Yes, I am wearing a light windbreaker as I sit outside. Oh yes, it is 73 F, but there is a strong breeze; you get cold if you sit still. There isn’t much humidity either; I sure wish today was a running day. But I enjoyed yesterday’s 18 mile walk.

Note: I had sore hips this morning; not sure if it was from the walk for from adding the bike.

Workout notes

Weights: 5 x 10 pull ups with hip hikes and Achilles
Bench: 10 x 135, 3 x 180, 10 x 160 (with rotator cuff)
incline: 10 x 135
super set: military presses (3 sets of 10 with 40 pound dumbbells, standing), pull downs: 2 sets of 10 x 110 machine, 10 x 160 traditional, rows: 3 sets of 10 with 100 (new machine)

10 minutes reclining bicycle (for my knees)

Swim: 500, 300, 200
20 x 50 (25 fist, 25 free) on the 1:05
4 x 25 back
4 x 25 fly

July 28, 2014 Posted by | swimming, weight training | | Leave a comment

My endurance sports: ever shifting emphasis

This is mostly for me to gather my thoughts; I don’t anticipate this being of interest to anyone else.

1973-1977: I started to work out to get in shape for football. Mostly I lifted weights, ran wind sprints, ran hills, did wrestling bridges, and starting in 1976, started to run.
I’d run this 3.5 mile course before school every morning in the off season, and sometimes a 2 miler (13:30-14:00) on Sunday evenings.

1977-1980: I ran some, and I lifted (part of crew and intramural wrestling and club judo) I also swam laps for fitness.

1980-1983: I got the distance bug here; stable distance was the 10K, though I did 3 marathons and a rare 3 mile or 1 mile race.

1984-1995: I tried to restart jogging, without much success. Mostly lifting and rarely swimming and walking. I got morbidly obese and then lost some of it. Knee problems dogged me.

1996-present: the running bug came back. Here is where I had a shift of emphasis. I’d go through a period of racing a LOT of 5Ks, then 10Ks with a marathon every once in a while.

But I had periods of time where I emphasized something else: 2001 and again 2008: the open water swim. 2002-2004: walking and I tried some judged race walking, and very long distance walking.
2004-2006: ultras: too many for my body to handle. Did 3 of my 4 100 mile races here. I also did some yoga.
2006-2010: aside from a brief period of respite, I was injured frequently. This is where I had the 2008 swim, the 2006 bike ride (my only century ride) and I did have a brief running/walking season in 2009. I also revived my lifting a bit.
2011: tried to recover from knee surgery; athletically this was a tough year for me.
2012-present: mostly the 5K run was the emphasis, with a half marathon here, a marathon (attempt) there.

So, aside from my “injury recovery” phases, it has been “emphasize X ” for a year or two, then emphasize something else. Right now, I do a little bit of :run, walk, swim, lift, with no bicycling and no yoga.

July 27, 2014 Posted by | running, swimming, walking, weight training, workouts | | Leave a comment

A great metaphor: Republican Congressman mistakes US government officials for Indian government officials …

That’s perfect for a Republican, isn’t it? All “real Americans” look a certain way.

Workout notes: weights plus swimming.

Weights: pull ups (weak, 5 sets of 10) with hip hikes and Achilles
bench: 10 x 135, 3 x 180, 6 x 170 (rotator cuff)
incline bench: 7 x 140, 10 x 135 (rotator cuff)
military presses: 3 sets of 10 x 40 dumbbell (standing)

10 minutes: bike (for the knee)

Swimming: 500 free, 5 x 100, 5 x (50 kick fins, 50 swim (no fins)), 10 x 50 (25 fist, 25 free), 4 x 25 back, 4 x 25 fly.

July 25, 2014 Posted by | politics/social, republicans, swimming, weight training | | Leave a comment

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